Spanish idioms (modismos)

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In EnglishModismoAs in...
To toss and turn'I was tossing and turning in bad.'
In the middle of'He fell down in the middle of the street.'
To make way'They made way and he went in.'
In the distance'In the distance, the plane could be seen.'
To make one's way'He made his way through the crowd.'
In great haste'She left the shop in great haste.'
To be right'She's not right.'
To go for a walk'Let's go for a walk.'
Rightly so'He took it away from her, and rightly so.'
Half...'He left the door half closed.'
To get one's own way'Each time he gets his own way.'
To turn something overHe turns is over.
To come out ahead; to win; to come out on top'He came out on top.'
To not mince one's words, to be blunt and direct'He is very outspoken.'
To come out well'He came out well in (passed) his exam.'
To have on; to be wearing'He has on an overcoat.'
Just now; for the present'I don't need any more just now.'
At last'At last he arrived.'
To cost a lot'It cost me a lot.'
To be up to date on'He's up to date on the situation.'
In the long run'In the long run, it will be better to go slowly.'
In EnglishModismoAs in...
To hold (control) one's tongue'Rather than argue, he held his tongue.'
Fast'He is always going very fast.'
To be understood'It is understood that we will get paid every two weeks.'
Throughout'Throughout the years he has become famous.'
To retrace one's steps'We retraced our steps.'
Step by step'He guided us through the jungle step by step.'
To be in a hurry'I'm in a hurry.'
At all cost; at any risk'I'll get it at all costs.'
Through'He was talking to us through a screen.'
To notice'He did not notice that Adriana had left.'
To go ahead with'He goes ahead with his work.'
To put into effect'They put several restrictions into effect.'
From far away'They come from far away.'
All over'They were seen all over.'
To have dealings with'I have no dealings with the rich.'
Nowhere; not... anywhere'It couldn't be found anywhere.'
To come out badly'He did not come out well on (pass) his exam.'
To be a question (matter) of; to involve'It's a question of (It's a matter of, It involves) a misunderstanding.'
To be in the right'He's in the right.'
To take for granted; to regard as settled'He took it for granted that they would go.'
To turn out to be'He turned out to be a conservative.'
In EnglishModismoAs in...
Out of the way'He got her out of the way.'
To be in effect'The law is in effect.'
To drive wild; to unhinge.'It dives me wild.'
Without questionWithout question she is the prettiest.
To side with'He always used to side with my brother.'
To walk around'He walks around the block.'
To agree to'They have agreed to meet in the square.'
To keep'She ended up keeping the car.'
From now on'You'll listen to me from now on.'
After a while'After a while he returned.'
To associate with each other'They don't associate with each other.'
To be in the same boat'Don't complain. We're all in the same boat.'
To take aside'He took him aside.'
To have on the tip of one's tongue'I have it on the tip of my tongue.'
To have on one...'I don't have any money on me.'
At every turn'Something new could be seen at every turn.'
To be about'The novel is about the indians.'
Along'They were searching along the river.'
To come out ahead; to win; to come out on top'I followed his advice and came out ahead.'

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